Special event this Sunday!
Interested in getting involved in a community garden?
Come along this Sunday 2nd April at 11:15am to the
Murrumbeena Community Garden
at the Koornang Uniting Church
117 Murrumbeena Rd, Murrumbeena
(Parking at rear)
Hear from Glynis Ramsay, one of the three power-girls behind the dream of utilising the land around the Koornang Uniting Church, about the establishment of the Murrumbeena Community Garden ten years ago and what it has to offer.
‘There will be tears, laughter and a cup of herbal tea.’
Bring it along to the JECO stand at the In One Voice Festival and we’ll make sure it goes for recycling.
Check out our other displays while you’re there – sustainable transport (electric bikes, hybrid & electric cars, public transport), options for catering that are better for the environment, and more.
Sunday 19th March 11am-5pm – Sinclair St, Elsternwick. Just a short walk from Elsternwick station or the stop 33 on the 67 tram route along Glenhuntly Rd.
If you missed our Mitzvah Day Reverse Garage Sale in November 2016, don’t despair. We’ll probably run another one in 2017, but if you can’t wait that long, go to our Recycling stuff tab to see where you can take things yourself.
Reuse – Repurpose – Recycle
What? Bring any of the following that you no longer need:
In good condition:
- Bicycles (in reasonable condition)
- Bras, swimwear and cloth nappies
- Children’s books
- Clothing, especially children’s clothing and shoes
- Hearing aids
- Make up and nice toiletries
- Mobile phones
- Musical instruments
- Pots and pans – large, clean
- Sporting equipment
In any condition:
- Batteries (all except car batteries)
- Computers and IT equipment
- Pairs of glasses (spectacles)
- Towels, blankets, flat sheets, pillowcases, pet accessories
- Used stamps (from envelopes)
When? Between 10am and 2pm on Sunday 27th November (Mitzvah Day)
Where? 1/6 Ulupna Rd, Ormond
Why? We will be arranging for these to be reused, repurposed or recycled
How? See the details in the Recycling stuff tab of this website.
Don’t bin it! Put it aside and bring it to us on Mitzvah Day.
Please join us at G-Store – 1095 Dandenong Rd, East Malvern – at 7:30pm on Sunday 6th November for our (brief) AGM to be followed by a ‘show and tell’ by Dion Epstein, Managing Director, G-Store, demonstrating:
- Environmentally sustainable living products
- How to increase energy independence in affordable ways
- Israeli irrigation innovation.
As well as this being a great chance to meet like-minded people in our community and see what G-store has to offer, we have a number of environmental products to give away to all who attend.
… and why not nominate yourself for the JECO committee: Nomination form.doc
Join us afterwards for a yummy supper – please BYO keep cup!
A recent survey conducted by the Jewish Ecological Coalition at the In One Voice festival in Melbourne, indicates that protecting the planet is high on the list of concerns for the Jewish community. The full report can be found on our Resources page.
JECO in conjunction with B’nai B’rith Unit Gesher presents:
Can we afford to go for zero carbon emissions?
Can we afford not to?
A talk by David Rothfield
climate activist and volunteer presenter for Beyond Zero Emissions
When? Sunday 11th September 2016 at 7:15 sharp
Where? Private home in Carnegie – phone or email for details
How much? Gold coin donation
Enquiries: Email email@example.com or call 0402 894 968
Some more questions around the climate change debate
A fascinating, thought-provoking and contentious Shabbat afternoon of study at
31-37 Harp Rd, Kew East (Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism).
Shabbat Service 10am. Pot Luck vegetarian lunch 12:30pm. Debate 1:30pm. Free entry.
||Mannie Gross, Co-President at the Leo Baeck Centre, has been following the issue of climate change in the scientific literature and the media since the late 1980s, and in our first session he will explain why he is comfortable to be described as a ‘skeptic’ and what moral questions concern him about the issues.
||David Karoly, Professor of Atmospheric Science in the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Melbourne will be sharing his opinions and experience on these questions. Professor Karoly is a member of the Climate Change Authority, and an internationally recognised expert in climate change and climate variability. He was a Review Editor of the chapter ‘Australasia’ in the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report released in 2014.
There will be time for questions after each presentation.
Note: This activity is being run by Leo Baeck Centre but should be of interest to JECO subscribers.